UPDATE: The Spokane County Medical Examiner's Office has confirmed the identity and the cause and manner of death of the man who was found on October 9, 2013 on E. Empire.
Brandon J. Compogno, 30, died from multiple gunshot wounds. We'll post more details as we get them.
KHQ's Kelsey Watts spoke with the man who pulled the trigger in the shooting. He declined to give his real name, but said the shooting was self-defense and that he didn't know he killed the man until police told him hours later.
He said he went to the home on East Empire to buy a Blu-ray from a friend, but when he was leaving her boyfriend confronted him, pulled out a gun and cocked it. He says the boyfriend forced him back in the home where he was punched in the face and robbed.
Then, he said he was told, "This is going to go one of two ways. I can take you to the basement and kill you, or I'm going to let you do down the street and you'll be dead by the end of the day if you rat on me."
He said he was walked back out of the house with the gun to his back, when he turned, grabbed his own gun and fired. He picked up the boyfriend's gun to make sure he couldn't use it against him and ran away. He says he later turned both weapons over to police.
Police say the man who fired has been questioned and released because they don't have probable cause to charge him with murder or manslaughter right now. The investigation is ongoing.
UPDATE: The suspect, who hasn't been identified, has been released. At this hour no charges have been filed against him. We're still awaiting the victim's name and the autopsy report. Keep checking back to this web channel for updates.
PRESS RELEASE FROM THE SPOKANE POLICE DEPT: On Tuesday night just before midnight, the Spokane Police Department responded to a shooting call at 2400 E. Empire. Upon arrival, officers located a male with one apparent gunshot wound.
Officers attempted CPR, however the individual who was shot died at the scene. Police quickly located a man believed to be involved in the shooting leaving a residence on Sinto Ave.
The man is cooperating with police and being interviewed by Major Crimes Detectives to gain more information regarding the circumstances of the shooting. There are no outstanding suspects in this incident, this does not appear to be a random incident and this incident is not gang related.
An autopsy on the deceased will be performed on Wednesday. Detectives will continue to investigate this incident.
KHQ.COM - Spokane Police now say a deadly shooting in Hillyard may have been in self-defense. Detective say around 11:45 pm Tuesday night a man was shot near 2418 East Empire. He died at the scene.
Officers say the shooting may have happened when one man tired to rob another man. The shooter reportedly drove to a gas station near Napa and Mission and then turned himself in at home a few blocks away.
He is cooperating with police. The identity of the shooter and victim have not been released. Stay with KHQ.com for more on details on this developing story.
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